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Nest Building

Today in Forest School we worked in teams to help us build nests. We looked around the woodland to find suitable materials and took them back to our home circle where we made a nest. We then made some eggs out of clay. Everyone worked together in their team and decided that birds must be … Continue reading »

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Wet and windy day

We had a lovely time in the wind and rain this morning. Instead of using the woodland we thought it would be much safer to play in the park instead. We played lots of team games and we tried to fly kites. We have some very good kite flyers in class 1. It was very … Continue reading »

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Keeping Warm

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR IN WINTER? Hilltop Hedgehogs Forest Schools recommended List of Winter Clothing: On the topLots of thin layers will keep you much warmer than one thick one. We recommend that layers are worn underneath the coat. •A vest •A short sleeved t-shirt or thermal vest • A long sleeved t-shirts • An … Continue reading »

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What a Cold and Frosty Morning

It was a very chilly morning today but we were okay because today was a fire session at school. This was groups 1’s last session before Christmas, so to celebrate this we had a camp fire and heated up some delicious soup and hot chocolate to keep us warm and toasty. To help us stay … Continue reading »

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Feeling Sad

Last week I had to make a decision on whether it was safe to attend Forest School. I went to the park to do a site risk assessment and the path way and football pitches were flooded. I made the decision to cancel because the water was deep and running very fast along the pathway … Continue reading »

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A quick reminder!

The weather is getting colder and wetter. It is important that all children are dressed for this. Please bring them into school wearing their old, warm, outdoor clothes and wellingtons. Children must wear wellingtons as they are not discouraged from jumping in puddles and squelching through mud. If you have waterproof trousers then please dress … Continue reading »

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New year at Forest School

We have had so much fun at Forest school so far this year. All of our EYFS children have had time on our school site to learn how to stay safe in the woodland and now we are venturing out to the woodland. Class 2 were the first class to go to the park and … Continue reading »

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Hilltop Hedgehogs

What an amazing year I have had. I have learnt so much along with the help of everyone who has been to Forest School. Thank you to all the volunteers and helpers that have come along no matter what the weather was like and also to Mrs Wood who has helped me out with the … Continue reading »

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Where has all the mud gone?

        The last time we went to Forest School it was very muddy but thanks to lots of sunny weather the mud has dried up and gone very hard. In fact some children added water to make some “oozy mud” Today we made a role play area, I wonder if it will still be there … Continue reading »

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What a lovely day!

What a lovely day it was to visit the woodland. Lots of things are changing, the water is drying up, buds are appearing on the trees and new plants are shooting up from the ground. As the water is drying up it is leaving lots of very sticky, oozy mud. So sticky that we nearly … Continue reading »

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